Caroline Flack: Kelly Rowland one of The X Factor's best ever judges!

Kelly Rowland

Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack has praised new X Factor judge Kelly Rowland, saying the former Destiny's Child star is one of the best judges the show has ever had! In an interview with Grazia this week, Caroline also revealed she was surprised by N-Dubz star Tulisa on the panel.

Caroline said: “Tulisa is really sweet, I thought she was going to be a hard nut, but she’s very empathetic and will break the easiest if a contestant gets upset.”

The former I'm A Celebrity spin-off presenter takes charge of The Xtra Factor this year alongside Olly Murs, and with the pair getting closer than ever to the judges, Caroline says she reckons Kelly could be this year's star!


“Kelly Rowland could be one of the best judges they’ve ever had. She’s so qualified – she’s been in Destiny’s Child since she was 15 – she’s great at technical advice.

“And I love her Americanisms, ‘Babygirl!’ and, ‘You got it going on, girlfriend!’”

And we can expect a lot more gossip from Caroline on The Xtra Factor this year, because the presenters will be getting a lot closer to the action as she and Olly watch the auditions from inside the arenas, giving The Xtra Factor viewers a unique insight into the atmosphere as the hopefuls take to the stage.

Packed with exciting new features, this series includes ‘X-posed’, where auditionees answer viewers’ burning questions and the judges will be dishing the dirt on each other!

> VIDEO: Sneak peak at The Xtra Factor 2011 with Olly Murs and Caroline Flack!

The Xtra Factor airs from August 20 on ITV2.

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